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Tuesday, February 6 2018

LOS ANGELES — A Southland lawmaker today unveiled state legislation that would require all public, charter and private schools to print a suicide prevention hotline number on the back of students’ identification cards.

Tuesday, February 6 2018

Sacramento, California-  Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D – La Cañada Flintridge, introduced SB 972 which would require all public, charter, and private schools to print a suicide prevention hotline number on the back of students identification cards. The measure would be enacted July 1, 2019 for grades seven through twelve and all higher education institutions. Adolescent suicide and self-inflicted injury are a serious social and public health concern. Senator Portantino has a distinguished record supporting the well-being of kids at all levels.

Monday, February 5 2018

Glendale, California -Today, Senator Anthony J. Portantino announced that he is holding a mural contest for his Glendale District Office. Senator Portantino drew inspiration for the contest from the mural inside the Burbank City Council chambers.  The contest is open to all public and private high school art classes from the 25th District.  Student teams are encouraged to submit their designs for the mural that will be showcased in his conference room.

Monday, February 5 2018

LOS ANGELES —The Armenian National Committee- Western Region Education Committee announced Friday that it will be celebrating three distinguished California educators of Armenian descent at the Second Annual Awards Luncheon to be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at De Luxe Banquet Hall in Burbank.

Tuesday, January 30 2018

Sacramento, California – Today, SB 419, the Harassment Retaliation Prevention Act, passed the State Senate with unanimous bi-partisan support.  SB 419 is jointly authored by Senators Anthony J. Portantino, D – La Cañada Flintridge and Connie M. Leyva, D – Chino.  It has numerous co-authors from both parties.